Jaguar Land Rover SA will add 2 high-powered engines to its product lineup that will come into effect by mid-year. There’s a new 2.0-litre 177 kW/500 Nm twin-turbodiesel unit that will be deployed in the F-Pace and XF models. It will be denoted by a 25d badge.
Meanwhile, a new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbopetrol unit will be introduced across XE, XF and F-Pace. It will replace the ageing 177 kW turbopetrol engine that was notoriously thirsty. The new engine puts out 183 kW and is cast from aluminium, it will continue to be badged as a 25t.
The XE S model will also get a 30 kW boost of power to its V6 motor, taking its output to 280 kW.
In addition to the new engines, Jaguar is attempting to add more value to its models with improved tech and safety offerings. The front infotainment screen is now available with dual-view, meaning the passenger and driver can view separate things on the same screen.
Two new safety enhancements have been added, of which forward vehicle guidance works at slow speeds in conjunction with the surround cameras to assist with parking. It allows you to see what’s in front of the car from the bumper’s point of view. Blind spot assist has also been added that will gently steer the car away from a possible collision if it detects a car in the blind spot.
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Ashley has been riding or driving some sort of motorised vehicle since his 4th birthday when he got a Yamaha PW50. Crushed by the expense of motor racing, Ashley took up journalism and became a writer for some of South Africa’s best motoring magazines and online publications. He is SA’s first (and only) GT Academy winner having raced professionally overseas.Twitter
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